Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
Although there are many different illnesses which can be experienced during childhood, there are several which are common to many babies and children. This course will equip learners with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses, including how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell, and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses.
Anyone who aims to progress on to further qualifications and employment within the health and social care sector, particularly within an early years setting, will benefit from this course.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at times convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks.
The course will cover the following areas and consists of three modules:
- Module A: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children.
- Module B: Understand common childhood illnesses.
- Module C: Understand health emergencies and specific conditions in an early years setting.
Having completed this course, learners may wish to consider further study in Childcare or Working with Young People.